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obama and senator roger wicker. this move cummings just days after the letters were intercepted in mail sorting facilities for the white house, capitol hill. nbc's tracie potts has the details. >> reporter: richard what led them to mississippi, was the setting on not just two, but three letters wents too a mississippi judge, signing those letters to become a silent partner i am kevin curtis and i approve this message. that suspect called kevin curtis has been arrested in his home in tupelo, mississippi. the authorities were led there as a result of the investigation. three letters positive for the potentially dangerous and deadly substance ricin. wicker, president obama and the judge's all postmarked april 8th from memphis, according to authorities. what they don't know is why he did. there's little information, little evidence on what his motive could have been, what we do know, it's had a huge impact here on capitol hill. other offices including senator richard shelby checked after reports of suspicious packages. both here on capitol hill and back in local districts. nothing else foun
in the last few hours. obama and senator roger wicker was sent letters containing what is thought to be ricin, a ighly toxic substance. he once ruled pakistan, but now pervez musharraf is a wanted man. he had been living in self-imposed exile in dubai and lone don't past few years and only returned to take part in elections. it seems that was a miscalculation. stephanie reports. >> push after ar had come to court -- musharraf had come to court, hoping his bail would be extended once more. instead he was forced to flee. the judge refused to listen. he's accused of treason relating to his decision to suspend the constitution and declare a state of emergency when he still ran the country in 2007. the week has gone from bad to worse for musharraf, who returned to pakistan last month in the hope of making a political comeback. on tuesday, a court in peshawar disqualified from running in the parliamentary elections in may. now he finds himself effectively on the run. lawyers at the islamabad high court want the former president as he went through court, crying out, "look who's running away." >> i e
contacted was the recent letters that were sent to senator wicker, as well as president obama. the information that we received from the fbi of the content that those two letters contained, the way that the letters were typewritten to those two individuals, the postmark similarity that we had, it raised suspicion that there could possibly be a connection to the letter that we received in justice court. the next step that we took was a joint effort in investigating what we could about what this substance was that was inside the letter that we had. as you all know, the federal authorities released the information as far as the content that they believed was placed inside the two letters to senator wicker, as well as president obama. their team and other government officials arrived at our facility. we staged them on our north parking lot. there's a portable laboratory that was brought in. they came in and took possession of our letter, which is the justice court letter that was received on april 10th. that particular letter, content and envelope has been analyzed at the laborato
and a republican senator. it was backed by president obama, but faced fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also failed. along with the bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. tonight we know the name of the suspect. who is believed to have mailed letters filled with a deadly poison to president obama and a mississippi senator. >> federal agents say, they have arrested 45-year-old paul kevin curtis of mississippi. the deadly substance. known as ry-sin. both letters were intercepted at screening facilities.and both were post-marked memphis tennessee - april 8th. the white house says, staffers followed a careful drill in handling the letters.and no one was injured. >> jacqueline: it was a new warmer day today. '70s but along the coast we saw cooler conditions with upper 50s and 60s. tonight, clear skies and mild. again, that warming trend will continue for the weekend. the satellite and radar showing clear skies. high-pressure is driving this storm to this north of us. it will stay sunny and warm. temperatures of the door to more will be
. officials say curtis mailed letters containing ricin to president obama, senator roger wicker and a judge in mississippi. >> the debate over abortion raged for years and a san francisco sidewalk has become a battle ground for those facing off. allen wong is there as they are arguing over their rights. >> the current ruling is that abortion opponents have to stay eight feet away from potential clients but that hasn't been working out because they've been camped out in front of the door putting them inontact withientso the door. now the safety committee is recommending a 25-foot buffer zone. >> never intimidated anyone. i offer them pamphlets with places to get help. abortionppee their interaction was phone shall cliens compassionate counseling but abortion rights supporters say the sidewalk protests is tantamount to bullying. >> because of the harassment many people walk through doors crying and confused by pamphlets they've been given full of medical misinformation. >> both sides spoke to a committee recommending a 25 foot buffer zone in front of the entrance in front of the only planned
that initially tested positive for the deadly poison ricin. those letters mailed to president obama and senator roger wicker of mississippi, again, man from mississippi has been arrested in the mailing of two letters that tested positive for ricin, the president obama and senator weicker. well, senate judiciary committee chairman claiming his committee will hold its fourth hearing on the new gang of eight immigration plan this friday. not so quick. it's actually the first hearing of just two that are scheduled in the legislation. the legislation. the senator got confused about which hearings. senator chuck schumer officially introduced to that to 30:00 a.m. the gang of eight claims they kept their promise to deliver legislation on tuesday since the senate remained in session. our next guest says if the gang of it really wants to persuade americans their series of border security they should rely on something other than statistics provided by department of homeland security. joining us now, co-author of a number of state anti illegal immigration laws. the kansas secretary of state. it to have yo
overnight, suspected of sending letters contaminated with poison to president obama and senator roger wicker. the move comes just days after the betters were intercepted in mail-sorting facilities. tracie potts is live with the details. >> reporter: authorities after an exhaustive investigation traced the letters to paul kevin curtis of tupelo, mississippi. he was arrested at his home in mississippi, as authorities try to figure out what the motive was here. three letters that tested positive for potentially dangerous ricin. the one sent to senator wicker never made it to capitol hill. it was intercepted. one sent to president obama was intercepted offsite. all of them postmarked april 8th. and all postmarked for memphis. what gave it away was the common signature. i am kevin curtis and i approve this message, at the end of the letters. the test on the first letter to wicker, had proved inconclusive. and the second one, as well. they're trying to figure out how potent this ricin was. and while it initially tested positive, the further tests by the fbi have been inconclusive. they ordered mor
letters laced with ricin to president obama and senator. the president was sent to the president was intercepted yesterday. the secret service says the man, kenneth curtis sent both letters. officials say signed with initials kc. nannette miranda has been looking at the security officers screen mail sent to our capitol and reports now from sacramento. >> this is where letters are sorted out by staff. >> at california state capitol they use these security procedures for mail coming into the governor's, state lawmakers and other leaders as feds do. tony beard says it's screened first for things like ricin and anthrax before mail ever gets to the capitol rail mail room. >> just technology but also a combination of skills we teach people. there are fbi protocols to follow. >> the procedures work with washington, d.c.. they were discovered in the off site location. the screening doesn't work that. is where training can provide protection. >> there is a fine line between threatening and having a right to disagree. >> nothing chemical has been detected in mail sent to late leaders. >> s
substance that preliminarily tested positive for ricin. the letters were addressed to president obama, senator rodger wicker and a judge in that state. they are likely sent from a writer who is a frequent writer to federal officials. two letters were quite similar. both letters determined to be similar based on targets, post marks and et cetera. both are postmarked out of memphis, tennessee on april 8, 2013. both letters signed, quote, i am k. c. and i approve this message." at the white house here is jay carney's take. >> there was a letter. the off-site facility feeted a suspicious substance and a test was undertaken. the fbi has the lead this that investigation. >> with lawmakers and law enforcement on edge, multiple senate offices had reports of suspicious mail today, including this phoenix, senator jeff flake from arizona. >> there was no harmful substance on the letter, but the letter with ricin was sent from tennessee to senator wicker. this letter came from tennessee with no return address and with an oily substance on it. so it was troubling, and my staff alerted authorities,
that president barack obama and the senator received. >> he wrote online about a government conspiracy online to ruin his reputation. >>> they are sad and appalled by a link between that and one of their products. one of the batteries was in one of those bombs and they sold thousands of those batteries and they are mainly in remote control cars. >> these are used for toy cars and to see it used in such a horrific way is terrible. >> they have contacted them to see if they can help out in the investigation in any way. >>> they are looking into the cause of the fire that gutted a home overnight. it started just after 11:00. now firefighters say that home was being remodeled and that nobody was living inside. neighbors made sure everybody got out safely and fortunately nobody was in that home. >>> audrie pott's parents are asking why the teens accused of sexually assaulting their daughter were not expelled. in a statement they said, school districts cannot expel somebody based on behavior outside of the school. the photo of the alleged incident caused their daughter to commit suicide. >> but the
, the senate blocked measures that would have expanded background checks for gun purchase. president obama met with the victims of the newtown school shooting victims. he denounced senators who he said caved to political pressure. >> families that know unspeakable grief summon the petition to fight there local leaders not to honor the memory of their children, but to protect the lives of all of our children. >> a few minutes ago, a minority in the united states senate decided it wasn't worth it. they blocked common sense reforms even while these families looked on from the senate gallery. >> it vowed they would do everything they can to protect americans without congress. he says the 20 children demand it. >> at&t is offered a $250,000 reward for information on what investigators say appears to be a, quote, coridated sabotage in the south bay. >> it happened in the pre dawn hours near the substation south of san jose. authorities said someone went down manholes and cut two definitely sections of a fiber optic line and used a rifle to shoot at the substation. >> data went down, and cameras, sur
. mississippi man is under arrest, accused of trying to send ricin to president obama and senator wicker. paul kevin occcurt >>> the weather looks nice in the bay area today. as we look live toward the tallest skyscraper in san francisco, the transamerica pyramid, and plenty of blue out there. the numbers start out chilly with 41 in santa rosa, 43 at livermore and 47 in san jose. we warm up from there to 77 in san jose and 69 in the city. and the extended forecast look at what happens. the numbers warm into the mid- 80s by early next week. looks like a good beach weekend, as well. enjoy it. happened in texas to the oklahoma bombing. we'll show you the possible toxic health risk. >>> gun control is blocked in the u.s. senate and the president is furious. >> this was a pretty shameful day for washington. >> we'll look at why the white house couldn't get enough support from democrats. >>> and a surprise arrest in the murder of two prosecutors. details on the woman who could face the death penalty ahead on "cbs this morning." ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] for those who willingly take on the day...
. letters to president obama and senator roger wicker of mississippi were intercepted. the letters are undergoing additional testing. >> any time a suspicious pouder is located in a mail facility it is tested. and the mail is screened. the mail sent here is screened and these tests are undertaken at remote sites to mitigate risk to recipients and general population. >> the fbi says results of the tests on those envelopes could be released later today. >>> president obama, vowing to fight on after a gun control bill came up short. the senate voting down a compromised measure to expand background checks and military style assault weapons. the gun lobby lied about the bill and senators of both parties caved in to put call pressure. >> all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington. but that is not over. i want to make it clear to the american people, we can bring along meaningful changes to reduce gun violence if the american people don't give up on it. >>> a major break in the case of three high profile kigz in kaufman county texas. the wife of a disgraced former justice o
and gentlemen, let's get right to the big news. mysterious letters sent to president obama and mississippi senator roger wicker. tests indicate these letters contain the poison ricin. sadly when you're in the public eye, this stuff happens. that's why i never open my own email. this is a fast-moving story and there's still a lot we don't know. for instance, there's a senator roger wicker? there's only 100 of these folks and i never heard that name before. roger wicker does not sound plausible as a senator. sounds more like a patio furniture store. next thing you're telling me there's a congresswoman jennifer convertible. so, the point is we don't really know that much about this ricin situation, but in boston 48 hours after the horrific tragedy there has been a major breakthrough in the reporting of all the other things we don't know. >> investigators have identified a suspect. >> i was told by law enforcement official that this was a dark-skinned male. >> suspect has been arrested in the boston bombings. >> the suspect was a dark-skinned male. >> getting some conflicting reports about an
barack obama, the senator and a judge. the letter was intercepted in maryland at a mail sorting facility and two letters were traced to the same man. there is a clear connection to all three letters. >> there are great similarities that they received. >> now reportedly, he cass accused of writing the letters online about a government conspiracy to ruin his reputation. >>> the vandalism of a pg&e substation was part of a coordinated act of sabotage. somebody fired shots in south san jose using a high powered rifle and they also cut through an at&t fiber optic line which knocked out and caused problems for some businesses there. at&t is offering a large reguard that case. >>> they are dealing with plenty of momentum. stefan curry made that shot and made 272 three pointers in the season eclipsing the old record. mark gave this comment, the only thing i know about stefan curry, he is not afraid when the lights are brightest. and the city of oakland is going to hold a rally for the warriors. the team is returning for the first time in six years and mayor jean quan will have been aers with the
- tainted les sent to president obama and tainted letters sent to president obama and a u-s senator: >>> breaking news in the case of suspected ricin tainted letters sent to president obama and a u.s. senator. law enforcement have taken a person into custody in tupelo, mississippi. letters are signed ikc and i approve this message. one was addressed to the president and the other to mississippi senator roger wicker. the letters were intercepted tuesday before they could reach their intended targets. senate mail delivery is suspended for two days as a precaution. >>> it may have been one of the more photographed crimes in history. immediately boston police turned to social media for clues about the bombings. but that effort has not stopped with police. kpix 5's mike sugerman shows us the work of the new armchair investigators. >>> reporter: more cell videos and pictures, maybe hundreds of thousands now on the web, one who goes by 4 chan think tank now han 1.2 million hits and that's doubled in just three hours. it has detailed photos of several people with backpacks in and around the
to the emotional debate over gun control. president obama with strong words after the senate failed to pass a key proposal to expand background checks. he called it a shameful day in washington and vowed to keep fighting. john carl has the story. >> the amendment is not agreed to. >> reporter: just as the bill was voted down, two victims of gun violence scream out in the senate chamber. >> shame on you! >> the president joined by gabby giffords and some of the families were anger. >> all in all this was a shameful day for washington. >> reporter: afterwards the newtown families told us they were disappointed but determined. >> we don't have a political agenda. we just don't want other people to suffer through this. we want their passing to mean something, to have a purpose. >> reporter: james and natalie barden lost their little brother daniel in the sandy hook massacre. >> i feel that we owe it to daniel because his life needed to mean something. >> he was just so thoughtful and he thought about everybody. he was always happy. >> reporter: senator rand paul yesterday accused the president of usi
. those letters addressed to president obama and mississippi republican senator roger wicker. we have learned the suspect is a man from tupelo, mississippi, a man with a long history of sending letters to lawmakers in washington. investigators say that early tests on those letters were positive. that mail never came close to the president or the senator for that matter. they set off alarms though in postal screening facilities away from the white house and away from chill. i want to start our coverage this hour now with mike emanuel who is live on capitol hill and there is a lot we can report now that we could not several hours ago. what do we have now. >> that's right, bill. we can tell you the man's name is kenneth curtis, he is from tupelo, mississippi. the arrest made we understand this evening unclear whether charges will be filed tonight or tomorrow and where they will be filed you better believe federal law enforcement and prosecutorial people talking about exactly how to proceed from this point. we know that these letters addressed to president obama and senator roger wicker,
connected to poison letters recently mailed to president obama and a u.s. senator. both those letters tested positive for ricin. ricin is a deadly poison made from castor beans. it can kill within 36 hours and there's no known antidote. an fbi spokesperson says at this point they don't believe the letters are related to the attacks in boston and what's happening there. >> new details and new accusations are being made tonight in the audrey pott case, this time against her school, saratoga high. pott is the 15-year-old girl who committed suicide. her family says it was as a result of a sexual assault and bullying at the hands of three male classmates. her family has just filed a claim which could be a precursor to a lawsuit against the saratoga union high school district. more live from san jose. >> reporter: good evening. this is what's called a governor claim. it is required if the family wants to pursue legal action against the school distribute t.outlines new allegations against school officials, some of which are shocking. the overriding accusation made by audrey potts' family against th
with the deadly poison ricin to president obama as well as mississippi senator roger wicker. jon roberts has that story live from oxford, mississippi. john. >> reporter: good morning to you. we do know that kevin curtis is in jail at the lafayette county jail in oxford, mississippi. he is probably going to have a first appearance in federal court next door some time in afternoon. he can potential ale lee face very serious charges including use of a weapon of mass destruction, terrorism charges, as well as an attempt to commit murder for allegedly sending three letters one to senator wicker, one to president obama and another one to a district court judge in tupelo, mississippi, sadie holland. that was the first letter to be received on april the 10th. haoerp is what we know about this fella. he lives near the border of tennessee. ef is a part-time musician, an elvis i impersonator by trade and seems to sur scribe to various broad spreur theories when it comes to trafficking in body parts. this whole story may go all the way back to city 99 when he was working as a maintenance contractor for
man now charged with sending letters laced with poison the president obama and senator roger wicker. paul caron curtis is a musician, as you might have guessed. a video, an elvis impersonator. he previously had written, uncovered a conspiracy to assault the human body parts on the black market. curtis appeared in federal court earlier. his attorney maintaining that he is not guilty. joining us tonight. former prosecutors, good to have you both with us. it is terrific. i'm sorry. i have to take this more seriously. when you have an elvis impersonator going after the president's and senator weicker, i am sure there is no one that finds it funny, but to me it is bizarre beyond belief. >> it has to be a killer impersonation. had to do it. i just have to perry is going to be great for the jury to see this. lou: will this go to jerry? is this fellow not so obviously deserves that -- >> you may be disturbed, but it is pretty difficult to assert an insanity defense successfully. because it's really not enough to get this guy off the hook with insanity as a defense. lou: you go said seeing a
to president obama and a mississippi senator, roger wicker. the suspect identified as 45- year-old paul ken curtis out of corinth, mississippi. a cousin says he felt the government had not treated him well. he described him as an entertainer who impersonated elvis presley and other singers. investigators are still waiting for additional test results before they can confirm the letters contained the deadly poison ricin. preliminary tests show that they indeed did. security systems intercepted the letters before they could harm anyone. >>> a bipartisan plan to expand background checks for gun purchases has failed to advance in the u.s. senate. president obama called it a shameful day for congress. >> there were no coherent arguments as to why we wouldn't do this. it came down to politics, the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections. so they caved to the pressure. and they started looking for an excuse, any excuse, to vote no. >> five democrats were among those who opposed the plan. both california senators voted in favor. >>> san francisco is get
laced with poison sent to president obama and senator roger wicker was indeed ricin. authorities are now saying it was a low grade, not necessarily but denies. in other words, it would not be fatal. it doesn't mean that it is any less dangerous. is potentially for those who come into direct contact with the. but the authorities are now saying it was a low great variety, still a threat. it would get the latest from peter barnes on that in just a second. in the meantime, this weapon in boston, as you know, they're looking at two potential suspects. but what is not suspect right now is the type of weapon used. crude but effective. one, the former marine lieutenant colonel says it could become the weapon of choice for terrorists in this country, whether they are terrorists from this country are not. explain what you mean by that and whether they have, in fact, come to our sure. >> well, the term ieds is relatively new, but the whole concept of what -- we use the term booby trap, really the same thing we have with ieds. certainly timothy mcveigh, the unabomber, those are names that come to mi
poison. to president obama and a mississippi senator. federal agents say, they have arrested 45-year-old paul kevin curtis of mississippi. the deadly substance. is known as ry-sin. both letters were facilities. and both were post-marked memphis, tennessee - april 8th. the white house says, staffers followed a careful drill in handling the letters. and no one was injured. >> jacqueline: we are seeing some pretty mild conditions. '70s in napa. it is going to be a mild night tonight. we can see that through the bay bridge toll plaza. even warmer tomorrow with that warming trend continuing. it is because of the high pressure. that is well to the north we can see that it is driving up towards washington. it will keep our sky is clear. temperatures in the 50s bay- area wide. quickly getting to the '60s and '70s. widespread 70's for the 3:00 p.m. hour with the 60s for the immediate coast. temperatures in your neighborhood. '70s in the south bay, even upper 70's! 78 in cupertino. we will see temperatures in the upper 70's in concord, pleasanton, 80s in antioch. temperatures in the low 70's t
with a deadly poison to president obama and a mena mississippi senator. federal agents say, they have arrested 45 year-old paul kevin curtis of mississippi. the deadly substance inside those letters is known as ry-sin. both letters were intercepted at screening facilities, and both were postmarked memphis tennessee--april 8th. the white house says, staffers followed a careful drill and handling the letters, and no one was injured. >> the u.s. senate has blocked a proposal to expand background checks on gun sales. the plan failed to get the 60 votes needed to pass. the move sparked anger from president obama and disappointment from the parents of schoolchildren who were massacred just four months ago in newtown, connecticut. >> congresswoman gabrielle giffords, who was severely injured in gun violence, also stood by the president's side, if she is quoted as being furious that the measure did not pass and accused the opposing senators of " cowardice ". the final vote tally was 54 to 46. the proposal was part of a compromise that was struck by a democratic and a republican senator. it was backed
out definitively today if letters sent to president obama and senator roger wicker contain the poison ricin. mississippi police have arrested 45-year-old paul kevin curtis at his home. the fbi says curtis sent three letters, all of which preliminarily tested positive for ricin, and included a final line that red, "i am kc, and i approve this message." 'one size fits all'. it doesn't. that's crazy. we're all totally different. ishares core. etf building blocks for your personalized portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus, which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. accomplishing even little things can become major victories. i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. when i was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, my rheumatologist prescribed enbrel for my pain and stiffness, and to help stop joint damage. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections
president obama and the senate majority leader commented on that this morning. >> appears the suspect has been apprehended the cowardly anonymous attacks i hope he will be brought to justice very soon. we should all understand this is not appear to be related in any way to boston connell: one final note president obama has spoken with governor rick perry from texas to tell him the prayers are with the people of west, texas, as they respond to the explosion. a busy week. none of it is good. connell: rich edson from the white house. the talk about the jobless claims have been revised at 352,000. from stanford connected is the are bs economist. it has been a rough week for all of us. do any of the events have any impact on how you look at the economy right now? are are you focused on other factors? >> at this point* i don't see them has any impact it is the actions going forward but it will not have an economic impact worries about people not wanting to go to a large sporting event and fortunately we have had these kinds of episodes before an economic impact has been negligent with so one of
president obama was joined by some new town family members and mr. obama lashed out at senators and the gun lobby. >> i have heard folks say having the families of victims lobby for this legislation was so somehow misplaced. a prop somebody called them: emotional blackmail. some outlets said. are they serious? do we really think that thousands of families whose lives have been shattered by gun violence don't have a right to weigh in on this issue? do we think their emotions, their loss is not relevant to this debate? so all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington. >> megyn: joining me now alan colmes hosts the alan colmes show and ben ferguson hosts the ben ferguson show through the radio network. the president went on to accuse the nra of willfully lying in order to stop this bill from getting through. i'm going to get to that in one second let me start with his position on the newtown families. the president seemed to be defending charges that he was using them as a prop. i want to point out to the viewers. the new town families are not unanimous on gun control. i mean, we
information about the man the feds say sent letters that were poisoned to president obama and a u.s. senator from mississippi. his name is paul curtis. he has been known to local law enforcement, for what we don't know. and he would sometimes work as an elvis impersonator. the letters that contained a white powder said, quote, no one wanted to listen to me before. what does that mean? so far, nobody is saying. preliminary tests say the white powder is the poison radio ricin. >>> the president didn't mince words today. he called it a shameful day for washington. >> there were no coherent arguments as to why we wouldn't do this. it came down to politics. the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections and so they caved to the pressure. and they started looking for an excuse, any excuse for vote no. >> the measure had 54 yes votes but it needed 60 to beat a republican filibuster. five democrats also opposed the plan. both california senators voted in favor. >>> coming up, we'll continue our coverage of the latest on that huge explosion in texas that l
on the ricin poison letter. president obama's fiery attack on senators who blocked gun control legislation. first, susan candiotti joins us with the breaking news. >> we've learned from a federal law enforcement official who's regularly briefed on the investigation. that images of two men -- there are two photographs we're tacking about here, are being circulated among law enforcement agencies around the country. and those law enforcement officers are asked to be on the lookout for these people, because they are possible suspects and of high interest. the reason we're being told that there's a high interest in these people is because of the timing of where they were right near the finish line before the blast went off. and also, because of what they have with them, what they are carrying. in this case, at least one of them is carrying what appears to be a dark colored backpack. and they have also circulated a memo, so to speak, among the agencies and describes it this way. the attached photos are being circulated in an attempt to identify the individuals, highlighted therein. feel free to
that it does look sunny and warmer sunday/monday. >> time now 7:12. president obama lashed out at senators who voted against new gun control legislation. >> because the american people are trying to figure out how can something have 90% support and not have it. >> washington insider weighs in on whether another push for tougher gun laws is likely. >> plus, the big reward being offered in the search for a missing hayward man. ñç >>> a little cooler this morning. not as much of a breeze thankfully. sunny today. warmer. 60s and 70s. things look to be quieter today than the past couple days. >> time now 7:15. happening right now president obama and first lady michelle obama have arrived in boston. these are live pictures. they are arriving now. the president and first lady will be in boston attending inter faith prayer service in honor of those injured and killed in the boston bombings. focused on where air force one. we know air force one is down on the ground. the president will be speaking at the service. we wanted to take you live to boston's airport to let you know the president is in the
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letters sent to a senator, roger wicker from mississippi, and president obama. >>> plus, we're awaiting a news conference out of texas on the murders of a district attorney, his wife, and another prosecutor that could be a major development in the case. that's all coming up right" next. lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> welcome back to cnn's continuing coverage of the boston terrorist attacks and, of course, the explosions in texas. i'm jake tapper along with erin burnett. quick update on other news developing at this hour. first, the suspicious letters sent to president obama and senator roger wicker of mississippi. lab results are due any moment to confirm whether or not they were contaminated with the deadly poison ricin. initial tests showed that they were. police believe they have the man who sent the letters in custody. they charged paul kevin curtis with threats against the president a short time ago. curtis was arrested at his home in missis
. the 45-year-old is suspected of mailing letters with the poison ricin. president obama and senator wicker. he could face a maximum of 15 years in prison and $500,000 fine as well. federal officials say more tests are needed. >>> still ahead we have new video of the west, texas, explosion. we'll get an update on the continues search for any survivors. >> and be sure to like the "newsnation" on facebook. ♪ [ acoustic guitar: upbeat ] [ dog ] we found it together. on a walk, walk, walk. love to walk. yeah, we found that wonderful thing. and you smiled. and threw it. and i decided i would never, ever leave it anywhere. because that wonderful, bouncy, roll-around thing... had made you play. and that... had made you smile. [ announcer ] beneful. play. it's good for you. >>> of course you can join the "newsnation" on twitter. our twitter page is @"newsnation." >>> the final update on west, texas, the site of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion. we just received new video of the explosion caught on tape. many stopped to record the inferno moments before the blast itself and joining me by phon
containing a white granular substance were sent to mississippi senator roger wicker and to president obama. two rounds of preliminary tests suggest the letters contain ricin, a poison than originates in castor beans. however, definitive tests on the letters are still being conducted. white house spokesman jay carney said the president was never in danger. >> materials that are suspicious or substances that are found to be suspicious at remote locations are then sent for secondary and more intense testing, and that process is under way now. >> reporter: the f.b.i., after reviewing the letters, says for now there is no indication of a connection to the attack in boston. the letters were mailed from memphis, tennessee, last week on april 8 and seemed to have come from one individual who wrote this: >> reporter: because the other reason that the f.b.i. sees no connection to boston is a matter of timing. kenneth curtis of tupelo, mississippi, has been taken into custody and charged with sending the letters. the f.b.i. believes curtis has sent over letters with similar content to other members o
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. melissa: a democratic senator who helped craft president obama's health care law now calls it a train wreck. max baucus made the comment yesterday as health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testified at routine budget hearing. >> small businesses have no idea what to do, what to expect. do you have any data. you're not giving data. you're giving concept frankly. i just see a huge train wreck coming down. melissa: time now for lou dobbs. so this one of those things where you accidentally blurt out the truth or was this contrived? senator bach sus -- >> senator baucus is not the kind of man that makes those mistakes or actions in his expressions. he was talking to her earnestly and forthrightly sayingings secretary, you have got a mess on your hand and you have very little time to turn it around. she misspoke at least, she was not fulsome in her answers in dealing with the exchanges because october we begin to see those constructed. four out of 30 republican governors are going to go along with it. the rest are not. melissa: wow. >> 33 legislators, or governors have reject
to mississippi republican senator roger wicker, the second to president obama -- tested preliminarily for ricin. both were quarantined at a post office screening facility miles away in maryland. built after the anthrax attacks that killed five and injured 17 across the nation in 2001. >> the president -- i'm sure you will ask this. the president has, of course, been briefed on these letters. he was briefed last night and again this morning. >> reporter: the fbi said both were postmarked memphis, tennessee, on april 8. they used the same language. quote, to see a wrong and not expose it is to become a silent partner to its continuance. a phrase often used by radical groups. both letters are signed, i am kc and i approve this message. a third letter went to democratic senator carl levin's office in saginaw, michigan. a staffer who opened the letter there has been hospitalized protectively until tests are done. haz-mat teams searched jeff flake's office in phoenix but found nothing suspicious. >> we have had situations where there have been ricin scares. until this date there's never been any prov
that preliminarily tested positive for ricin. one addressed to president obama. one addressed to senator roger wicker of mississippi. they were intercepted before they got to their destinations. preliminarily testing positive for ricin. it takes 24 to 48 hours says the fbi to confirm it was ricin and that is something they're working o right now. a bit of a scare here in washington today as suspicious packages were reported in a number of different corners of senate office buildings. since that time after the initial care, all those packages and letters have been cleared. there are reports of suspicious letters being sent to a number of senate state offices. some of those have an about cleared. others are under investigation right now. also looking forward to tomorrow when president obama heads to boston for a memorial service. back to you. melissa: that's a lot. rich edson, thanks so much for that update. so as you know the boston marathon bombing sending shockwaves throughout our nation. we are still reeling from the death and destruction. joining me, kevin miles, a former fbi bomb technician and m
by a democratic and republican senator. it was backed by president obama, but faced fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also failed along with a bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> we now know the name of the suspect was believed to have mailed letters filled with deadly poison to president obama and mississippi senator. >> federal agents say, they have arrested 45 year-old paul kagan curtis of mississippi. the deadly substance inside those letters is known as rysin . both letters were intercepted as screening facilities and were both postmarked memphis tennessee april 8th. the white house says, staffers of a careful drill and handling the letters and no one was injured. >> following a story in san francisco with a is a suspicious package found near lotus fountain. today what would have been the commemoration of the one-- 1906 earthquake. the mayor was expected to be there as well as a host of other dignitaries. police and bombs csquad technicians investigate this suspicious package at lotus fountain. >> good morning every
, in the senate last night. we are so disappointed. our sorrow was expressed so appropriately by president obama last night that i invited mike to join us here to tell you where we go from here and to answer the question that people are saying what can we do to change this. mike, would you speak -- thank you for your leadership. >> thank you, leader pelosi. it's a pleasure and honor to join you, to talk about and to answer any questions that you guys may have on gun violence prevention. -manchin amendment that failefailed last night, as i thk everybody knows. it was everything. it was gun trafficking that failed last night. so this is, this is, if you're confused by the vote, like i'm sure the 93% of the mac and people who believe we should have background checks are confused, you are not alone because this is just unexplainable. what i can tell you is, it's not going to slow us or the tour our work in regard to gun violence prevention one bit. we met this morning with the vice chairs of the task force, the senate leader reid's staff was over to brief us. we had folks from one of the outside gro
containing ricin to president obama, republican senator roger wicker and a mississippi official. curtis was arrested at his home in mississippi. fortunately both letters sent to the president and senator wicker were intercepted before they ever reached anyone. that case, at least there's been progress made with regard to what happened there in washington. >>steve: back to our top news story on this thursday morning, and it is a fox news alert, we continue to keep a close watch on the explosion in texas. casey steagall is standing by. how many people do we know confirmed dead? how many hurt? we understand that whole region around the plant, this looks like a nuke went off. >> it looks a little bit more like a war zone. in fact, a representative with the texas department of public safety came out of there earlier and said it really looked like something you would see perhaps on the streets of baghdad or in kabul, afghanistan. it is difficult to get your mind around what has happened there because when the explosion happened just right before 8:00 local time last night, the sun was going d
in connection with the poison letters sent to president obama and mississippi senator roger wicker. john roberts is live for us right now in oxford, mississippi, with the latest for us. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning to you, patti ann. quite a story to tell, according to people i talked to who know kevin curtis, the man who was arrested yesterday afternoon in hose home in corinth, mississippi, on the border with tennessee, this guy had a lot going on. he was a part-time musician, an elvis impersonator weaving strong conspiracy theories about trafficking in body parts by one of the biggest medical institutions in mississippi. a while ago i got off with an attorney who used to represent him he clearly, according to this attorney that kevin curtis has some serious mental issues. he was doing contract cleaning work for north mississippi medical center. he claims one day he happened to cross arefrigerator looking for a drink of water that was full of body parts. when he tried to tell people about it, he was fired by the medical institution, banned from its campus. he then tried to tell
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